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what clothing to pack for May in Durban?

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what clothing to pack for May in Durban?

Advice please on work wear and leisure wear for Durban in May!

I am visiting Durban for one week of work and two weeks of leisure in May. I live in a colder, mountainous part of Australia. I am thinking the weather looks a little like the weather in Brisbane, Queensland – and in May there one would wear lightweight jeans and a long sleeved shirt by day, and take a cardigan or jacket for chilly evenings. Is that a fair comparison?

The long and the short of it is that I don’t know what to pack! The work part is teaching, probably in an air conditioned auditorium. Will I be too hot in a lightweight, long sleeved knit, indoors? What should I wear sightseeing?

speech_woman

Edited: 8:48 pm, April 27, 2012
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It should be Brisbane-ish, but cold fronts come through from the Antarctic via Cape Town. Most fizzle out as they move up the coast, but some don't and you might hit a cold patch. It is very unlikely that there will be any heating where you are staying, because it is unnecessary for 95% of the year.

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Thank you Mark - very helpful.

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Good advice which I am grateful for, Iamlee. Many thanks.

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Today its in low 20C, but last weekend was as high as 30C. All posts have been good. Dress is generally casual here, and shorts with a light top would be warm enough for day. Jeans at night with a similar light top is good. The Drakensberg can be 2-3degrees colder, and the Game Reserves get cold at night and early mornings. I hope you enjoy your stay.

Terry

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Thank you SO much, Terry!

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